Professor Mary Beard asks not what the Romans did for us, but what the Empire did for Rome.
Everyone knows that without Romans we wouldn't have aqueducts or roads... But what else?
Patron saint of England, St. George wasn't English and didn't slay dragons. Who was he?
Brother-sister unions, same sex marriages, brothels and strip tease.
We've now come now to the 17th century in our trip through a thousand years of history.
It's fair to say that the last thousand years have been pretty exciting.
Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible, was one of the most feared rulers in history.
A seductive double agent who betrayed the Allies, or just a single woman trying to get by?
The building of ships has been essential to our development as a species.
Our ancestors learned skills, passed down through generations, making sure life evolved.